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  • Trying to Kickstart a City ... With Letters Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 2:14 PM ET
    Chattanooga Font

    Chattanooga, which has grappled with pollution and economic decay, is now home to a grassroots movement that hopes to kickstart the city ... with letters.

  • Crude of All Evil? How Oil is Fueling Some Tough Choices Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 9:24 AM ET

    Should the U.S. be doing business with countries that are rich in resources — and friendly —but accused of corruption and human rights violations?

  • Baltic Dry Index to Recover From Lows: Expert Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    Significant oversupply in the shipping market has contributed to the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) falling by 71.87 percent over the last two years, but one expert told CNBC he believes market conditions will improve in the next few years.

  • Too Good to Be True: Self-Employment Scams Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 3:47 PM ET
    Unemployed man searching classifieds

    If you’ve scoured the classified ads, you’ve seen listings offering big money to the self-employed. Be your own boss and earn a fortune while clad in a bathrobe and flip-flops! Unfortunately, these ads often target people without jobs, and if they take the bait, they become trapped in a self-employment scam.

  • Teambuilding Exercise: Learning to Walk on Fire Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    You’ve heard the expression “putting your feet to the fire,” but one Cornell professor is doing that literally. He teaches workshops and corporate training exercises in the art of firewalking.

  • Economic Growth Gives Lift to Obama in Poll Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 6:16 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The New York Times reports that President Obama’s political standing is rising along with voters’ optimism that the economy is getting better, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, a shift that coincides with continued Republican disquiet over the field of candidates seeking to replace him.

  • Cash-Rich Investors Look to Europe for Opportunities Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 1:55 AM ET

    U.S. investors are looking to Europe for places to park their spare cash, but opportunities may depend on the European debt crisis continuing, according to market participants on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 14: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping pose for photographs before meeting in the Oval Office at the White House February 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. While in Washington, Vice President Xi will meet with Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other senior Administration officials to discuss a broad range of bilateral, regional, and global issues.

    President Barack Obama told Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping on Tuesday that Beijing must play fair in international trade and vowed to keep pressing China to clean up its human rights record.

  • Fast Money Web Extra     Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • Love Is in the Air — But Not at Work Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 12:47 PM ET
    Businessman Crying in Rain

    Love is in the air and heart-shaped things, chocolates, flowers and pudgy babies slinging arrows are everywhere, it seems, from storefront windows to your inbox. But when it comes to the workplace, to quote Rose Royce (or more specifically, Miles Gregory), “Love don’t live here anymore.”

  • Obama Budget Bets Other Concerns Will Trump the Deficit Saturday, 11 Feb 2012 | 9:46 AM ET

    President Obama’s budget blueprint, to be laid out Monday, is an election-year wager that higher taxes on the rich and spending on popular programs will outweigh deficit concerns, The New York Times reports.

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem May 10, 2009. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM)

    Israel will bomb Iran and it’s increasingly likely to happen this year, according to Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura.

  • How to Get Your Name on the Bathroom Wall 4-EVER Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 1:23 PM ET
    Restroom Door

    Kids have been writing their names, proclamations of love and angst-filled manifestos on bathroom stalls since the invention of the permanent marker. Well now, thanks to the recession, cash-strapped universities are offering the opportunity to get your name on that wall 4-EVER!

  • What’s More Important to Baby Boomers Than Money Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 2:16 PM ET

    This just in – money isn’t always No. 1! After the recession, a whopping number of Baby Boomers say money isn’t the most important thing they hope to leave to their kids. What could be more important than money?!

  • 'Wave of Risk Aversion' Coming: Strategist Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 1:46 AM ET

    Investors should start scaling back risk in their portfolio in anticipation of more favorable buying opportunities in the coming weeks, Chris Watling, CEO and chief market strategist at Longview Economics, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Obama to Return Major Donations Tied to Fugitive Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 6:26 AM ET
    President Barack Obama makes a statement on his birth certificate at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2011.

    Two American brothers of a Mexican casino magnate who fled drug and fraud charges in the United States and has been seeking a pardon enabling him to return have emerged as major fund-raisers and donors for President Obama’s re-election campaign, The New York Times reports.

  • Tim Seymour Bullish On Emerging Markets Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 6:12 PM ET

    What’s the best geographic location for your money? The “Fast Money” pros were split.

  • Where's the Best Location For Your Money?     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:07 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders scan the global to find the best investment opportunities for investors, and weigh in on which regional stock market offers the best valuation.

  • Emerging Markets to Weather Europe Crisis: HSBC Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 10:26 AM ET
    China

    Emerging markets are well placed to weather the storm of the sovereign debt crisis currently engulfing the euro zone, and emerging economies are expected to grow by 5.3 percent this year and 6.1 percent in 2013, Pablo Goldberg, global head of Emerging Markets Research at HSBC, wrote in a report.

  • Iran: 'Some' European Countries to Lose Oil Imports Saturday, 4 Feb 2012 | 7:22 AM ET
    Iranian navy conducts the "Velayat-90" naval wargames in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on January 1, 2012. Iran defiantly announced that it had tested a new missile and made an advance in its nuclear programme after the United States unleashed extra sanctions that sent its currency to a record low.

    A series of tit-for-tat statements between Iran and the European Union showed no signs of abating on Saturday, with the Iranian Oil Minister saying that oil exports “will certainly be cut to some European countries.”